Posted by ElKay on Nov 18, 2013 in Politics | 2 comments
When you think about it, when you breathe out, you contribute Co-2 to the atmosphere! So, how long before they’ll wanna nail you for that?
Views so far:
They be starting already. Now its carbon tax. Tomorrow its your turn.
Depending on your philosophy and views, taxation as such can be seen as inherently wrong and immoral – or socially and morally right. Many people can’t even imagine a world without taxes and hasten to defend and justify regulation and taxation policies, even when those are clearly self-serving, liberty-decreasing and immoral.
While I personally lean strongly against all forms of taxation, I do understand (though not endorse) arguments FOR taxation on the most basic level. Or, to put it differently, I’m all for VOLUNTARY contributions, but not the legally-sanctioned shakedowns they call “taxation.”
Contribution fees for commonly agreed necessities – okay. Heavy-handed and self-serving taxation – NOT okay.
The overwhelming majority of taxation doesn’t fulfill the role of helping our society function better nor does it introduce more fairness or stimulate the economy. Quite the contrary. Taxation is a tool of increasingly oppressive governments, and no matter where you stand on the “is taxation right/needed” issue – you MUST be able to distinguish between taxation which is at least potentially beneficial to the society and one which is clearly detrimental.
Taxation always goes hand in hand with regulation. More laws and more taxes are bound together in a closed spiral. Because the government needs money to fund its non-productive activities only a fraction of which may, arguably, be societally beneficial – they will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to raise the money they need. They don’t always call it “taxes” of course. You’re thus paying “fees”, “levies”, “tariffs”, “fines”, “penalties”, “dues” – and so on ad infinitum – and I won’t even mention “inflation” which is the most underhanded form of DELIBERATE taxation.
The original question was – will they tax breathing? OF COURSE THEY WILL.
One of the reasons why the Global Warming, erm… Climate Change hysteria is so prevalent is BECAUSE they NEED to tax us much more. When you breathe, you produce CO2 which is blamed for the greenhouse effect not because there is convincing evidence that 1.5% of all the greenhouse gasses can possibly be responsible for 100% of the warming, but because there is NO OTHER “rational” way to tax your breathing!
Today, the justice system in the US is NOT ALLOWED to question IRS taxes! So next time you feel like shouting “no taxation without representation”, just remember that you’ll be needing your BREATH to shout that!
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